Local Theatre Auditions/Calls for Entry

Updated: Thursday, February 14, 2018

 

AUDITIONS

Shrek: The Musical - Quad City Music Guild. Seeking approximately 30 performers for the stage production of the Oscar-winning animated comedy running August 3 - 12, directed by Beth Marsoun. Prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo song and sheet music for the accompanist, be prepared to read from the script, and wear comfortable clothing for a dance routine. February 25 callbacks as needed. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline IL). For information, call (309)762-6610. Saturday, February 17 (3 - 5:15 p.m.), Sunday, February 18 (noon - 1:30 p.m.), Saturday, February 24 (12:30 - 2:45 p.m.).

Mame - Quad City Music GuildSeeking approximately 25 performers for the musical classic running June 8-17, directed by Troy Stark. Prepare 32 bars of a musical-theatre song that best showcases your vocal range and bring music for the accompanist, be prepared to read from the script, and wear comfortable clothing for a dance routine. February 25 callbacks as needed. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline IL). For information, call (309)762-6610. Saturday, February 17 (12:30 - 2:45 p.m.), Sunday, February 18 (3:30 - 5 p.m.), Saturday, February 24 (10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.).

A Chorus Line - Quad City Music Guild. Auditions for Michael Bennett's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning dance musical running July 6-15, directed by Harold Truitt. Prepare approximately 16 bars of a musical-theatre song that best showcases your vocal range and sheet music for the accompanist, be prepared to read from the script, and wear comfortable clothing for a dance routine. February 25 callbacks as needed. Prospect Park Auditorium (1584 34th Avenue, Moline IL). For information, call (309)762-6610. Saturday, February 17 (3 - 5:15 p.m.), Sunday, February 18 (noon - 1:30 p.m.), Saturday, February 24 (12:30 - 2:45 p.m.).

Timber Lake Playhouse Summer Season. Seeking one child for the role of Chip in Beauty & the Beast (June 7 - 17), one male child age 10 to 12 for the role of Nathan in The Fuil Monty (July 5 - 15), up to eight children for the ensembles in Beauty & the Beast and Fiddler on the Roof (August 2 - 12), two female children ages 8 to 12 for the roles of Shprintze & Bielke in Fiddler on the Roof, four adult actors for small roles in Born Yesterday (June 21 - 30), four teens for the dance ensemble in Beauty & the Beast and Fiddler on the Roof, and up to 12 adults for the ensembles of Beauty & the Beast and Fiddler on the Roof Performers must prepare a song to sing with an accompanist (no more than 32 bars), and songs from the show or in the style of the show are encouraged. Bring sheet music for the accompanist, as no one will be allowed to sing without accompaniment; you may be asked to read from a script of the show or attend a dance call as a part of your audition. The theatre is also seeking strong non-union actors for the roles of Horse and Jeanette in The Full Monty and Golde, Lazar, and Yente in Fiddler on the Roof, with those interested asked to e-mail a headshot and resume to casting@timberlakeplayhouse.org with the subject “Single Show Contract." Timber Lake Playhouse (8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll IL). For information, call (815)244-2048. Saturday, February 17 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

Festival 56 Summer Season. An audition workshop and auditions for the company's forthcoming season featuring presentations of A Year with Frog & Toad, The Addams Family, The Hunchback of Notre DamePeter & the Starcatcher, The MOMologues, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Open to any talented dancer, singer, or actor age 14 and up; no preparation necessary. Grace Performing Arts Center (316 South Main Street, Princeton IL). For information and to register, call (815)879-5656. Thursday, February 22 (4 p.m.).

Clybourne Park - Playcrafters Barn Theatre. Seeking three or four males 20-40, two females 20-40, one female 40-60, and one male 40-60 for Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning domestic drama running July 13-22, directed by Alexander Scott Richardson; one man and one woman must be African American; prepare to read from the script. Playcrafters Barn Theatre (4950 35th Avenue, Moline IL). For information, call (309)762-0330. Saturday, February 24 (2 - 5 p.m.), Sunday, February 25 (4 - 7 p.m.).

Return to the Forbidden Planet - City Circle Acting Company of CoralvilleAuditions for the jukebox musical by playwright Bob Carlton based on Shakespeare’s "The Tempest," directed by Kehry Anson Lane, running June 15 - 17. Prepare 32 bars of a song that shows off your voice and ability to tell a story, and bring clearly marked sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to read from the script. Callbacks April 4; rehearsals start April 16. Community of Christ Church (2121 South Ridge Drive, Coralville IA). For information, e-mail producer Liz Tracey at etracey@coralville.orgFriday, March 30 (6 - 9 p.m.), Saturday, March 31 (2 - 6 p.m.).

 

Send information on forthcoming auditions and calls for entry to calendar@rcreader.com.

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